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In "Use Your Words," Kids and Explosions' Josh Raskin  finds common ground between Emily Haines and Ol' Dirty Bastard.

Listen Kids And Explosions: Collage Art

January 13, 2011 – Kids and Explosions' Josh Raskin finds common ground between Emily Haines and Ol' Dirty Bastard.

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Francisca Valenzuela

Watch Welcome Back: We Kick Off 2011 With Great New Music

January 13, 2011 – Alt.Latino is back with some brilliant new music to start up 2011 on the right foot.

In "Waltz," Ian Axel's voice possesses the sweetness   of youth, the stubbornness of a teenager and the swagger of a rock star.

Listen Ian Axel: A Man Possessed

January 12, 2011 – In "Waltz," Ian Axel's voice possesses the sweetness of youth and the swagger of a rock star.

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collage of artists featured on the show

Listen Sneak Previews: Telekinesis, R.E.M., Iron And Wine, More

January 11, 2011 – All Songs Considered previews some of the winter's most anticipated new albums.

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The Slits' Ari Up, who died on Oct. 20, was a true rock 'n' roll pioneer.

Read The Mix: Ari Up, The Slits And The Women Of Post-Punk WNPR

January 11, 2011 – WNPR's Anthony Fantano pays tribute to the singer with a 56-song mix of music by bands she inspired. WNPR

Cellist Cellist Vincent Segal and kora player Ballake Sissoko

Listen When A Cello And A Kora Come Together

January 11, 2011 – Two traditions and two very different instruments intersect in music of quiet beauty.

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Amanda Palmer

Listen Amanda Palmer: Radiohead For Four Strings

January 11, 2011 – When Amanda Palmer tackles "Idioteque" on the ukulele, the result is vivid and endearing.

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Superluv

Read Remate: Exploring The Relationship Between Love And Lust

January 11, 2011 – Spanish musician Remate is back with a new album and this gorgeous music video.

Sarah Jaffe is this week's "World Cafe: Next" artist.

Listen Sarah Jaffe On 'World Cafe: Next' WXPN

January 10, 2011 – Hear two songs from the rising Denton, Texas, songwriter. WXPN

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Portico Quartet's "The Visitor" mixes the flavor of indigenous percussive music with a heady, chamber-jazz rigor.

Listen Portico Quartet: Slightly Sinister, Soft And Steely

January 10, 2011 – "The Visitor" mixes the flavor of indigenous percussive music with a heady, chamber-jazz rigor.

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Grupo Fantasma

Watch Grupo Fantasma: From Austin To Prince To Tejano Noir

January 10, 2011 – Austin's Grupo Fantasma released a new video last week.

Metallica

Watch Delayed Discoveries: I Hated Metallica

January 7, 2011 – Lars Gotrich hasn't heard any of Metallica's first four albums... until now.

It's nice to hear a new Posies song sparkle as   brightly as "So Caroline," an utterly winning three minutes of love and   devotion.

Listen The Posies: Hard-Charging Kindness

January 7, 2011 – It's nice to hear a new Posies song sparkle as brightly as the three-minute gem "So Caroline."

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S-- Robot

Listen S-- Robot: More Than Just A Pretty Name

January 6, 2011 – With vocals from LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, "Triumph!!!" fits with the best of the DFA label.

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Bare Wires' "I Love You Tonite" barely breaks two minutes, but it's packed with graceful twists and turns.

Listen Bare Wires: Yesterday And Today

January 5, 2011 – "I Love You Tonite" barely breaks two minutes, but it's packed with graceful twists and turns.

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